Health Education

HEALTH EDUCATION: This one semester class is required of all high school students for graduation.  High school health education provides the basis for continued methods of developing knowledge, concepts, skills, behavior, and attitudes related to student health and well-being.  This course includes the major content areas in a planned, sequential comprehensive health education curriculum as expressed in the Indiana State Standards.  Students are provided with opportunities to explore the effect of health behaviors on an individual’s quality of life.  This course assists students in understanding that health is a lifetime commitment by analyzing individual risk factors and health decisions that promote health and prevent disease.  Students are also encouraged to assume individual responsibility for becoming competent health consumers. A variety of instructional strategies, including technology, are used to further develop health literacy.


Length: Semester

Offered: Fall and Spring

Number of Periods per Semester: One


Grade Level: 9-10-11-12

Course Prerequisites: None


Application: None

Tryout : None

Counselor Approval Required: None


Dual Credit: No

Weighted: No


Diploma Path Directed Elective or Elective for All Diploma Paths

Quantitative Reasoning: No